16 Effortless Paper Christmas Decorations
There are only 21 days till Christmas! For planners and procrastinators alike, time is running out to get ready for the holiday. Between shopping for your loved ones, planning your menu, and juggling your holiday parties, decking your halls can easily fall through the cracks.
Instead of blowing your holiday budget on store-bought decorations, try making your own! It costs less, and it’s a great way to get your family into the holiday spirit.
Here are some of our favorite holiday paper crafts and Christmas decorations:
1. Swedish Paper Stars
These intricate paper stars are a classic holiday decoration in Sweden, and it’s easy to see why. They’ll look beautiful hanging in your windows, from your ceiling, or above your holiday table.
2. Oversized Holly and Berries Garland
This oversized garland is a guaranteed holiday stunner.
Hang it from your bannisters, mantelpiece, or anywhere you want to add some extra festive charm. Simply follow this tutorial.
These papers are perfect for your garland:
3. Metallic Paper Wreath
Say goodbye to picking up fragments of your wreath every time you open and shut your front door. This wreath by Lia Griffith looks beautiful and will stay looking fresh and green all season long.
Try using these metallic papers:
Follow Lia’s tutorial.
4. Paper Birds
Add some life to your Christmas tree! These paper birds are easy to make and look lovely nestled amongst your tree branches. You could even make a larger one and use it as your tree topper.
5. Folded Fir Tree
These folded paper fir trees are perfect for hanging or for displaying on your table or mantle. And they’re easy to make, which makes them the perfect craft for your kids.
6. Woven Paper Balls Garland
You can never have too much garland around the holidays! Whether they’re hung on your tree, from your railings, or anywhere else in your home, these woven paper balls are a lovely addition to your Christmas decorations.
Make your own woven garland using this tutorial by How About Orange. Try using these bright holiday colors:
7. Faceted Vase
Display your paper flowers in festive style with this beautiful faceted vase.
8. Swirly Paper Tree Ornaments
These swirly ornaments will add unique shape and texture to your holiday tree.
9. Quilled Snowflakes
Paper quilling is elegant, intricate, and perfect for the holidays.
10. Paper Wall Stars
Get star stuck this Christmas! Add some holiday cheer to blank walls with these easy paper stars.
Get the tutorial at Kate’s Creative Space. Here are some great papers:
11. Paper Lanterns
Create some ambience at home this holiday season with these beautiful paper lanterns by Lia Griffith.
12. Paper Christmas Lights Garland
These paper Christmas lights are the perfect way to add holiday cheer without jacking up your electricity bill.
They’re super easy to make – just follow this tutorial by Stubbornly Crafty. Use any color you like! Here are some of our favorites:
13. 3D Paper Tree
You can never have too many paper trees! This one is especially unique.
14. Paper Holly Wall Art
Create a festive backdrop for your holiday photos or simply create your own festive masterpiece with this tutorial for Paper Holly Wall Art by Snow & Graham.
15. Paper Poinsettias
No holiday is complete without poinsettias! Paper poinsettias are a no maintenance alternative to this traditional holiday plant.
16. Santa and Reindeer Garland
Let Santa know he’s welcome! This adorable garland is perfect for your fireplace.
Download the templates and try using these card stocks:
Christmas is Coming!
We’ve all been there. Suddenly it’s only a few weeks till Christmas arrives, and you realize your home is woefully lacking in festive cheer. Don’t fret – creating your own holiday decorations is a quick, easy, and economical way to get into the holiday spirit!